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Astrantia 'Buckland'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Astrantia 'Buckland'

Plant details

Astrantias are superb perennials for growing under trees, on a stream bank or in a moist border. They prefer moist soils but will tolerate drier conditions as long as the plants are mulched. Astrantia 'Buckland' bears fresh green leaves followed by large, green and pink pincushion flowers on wiry stems. It forms a decent clump, spreading by underground runners and, after flowering, can be cut right back to produce a second flush of foliage and flowers.

Like other astrantias, Astrantia 'Buckland' thrives in rich soil in partial shade, even in moist ground. It's the perfect choice for cottage gardens but also works well in more contemporary planting schemes.

After flowering, astrantias can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground – fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers are produced soon after. Astrantias don't spread far but they do self seed.

Family: Apiaceae

Genus: Astrantia

Cultivar: Buckland

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to March

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to August


Reader reviews

Pete8

never seen an astrantia like this :)


Xena

Wrong picture that is a foxglove


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